Massey's Agency
Published
28th July 2020
Location
W8, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type
Reference Number
8062
Basic Salary
£50,000 - £70,000 gross per annum depending on experience
The Household
2 adults and 2 children
Working Days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Working Hours
8am - 7pm
Start Date
ASAP

Description

This busy family are looking for an adaptable and flexible person to undertake the following duties:

Private Chef Duties and Responsibilities
- Menu planning
- Shopping for ingredients
- Preparing and cooking meals for the Principals / family (including meals for children)
- Cooking for dinner parties and other private events

Butler / House Manager Duties and Responsibilities
- Ensuring the smooth running of the household and servicing of principals and guests (supervising others but also providing service)
- Engaging and overseeing outside contractors, service providers and suppliers
- Overseeing household staff including hiring, firing, payroll management and performance reviews
- Staff training and development
- Household project management
- Maintenance of the property on a regular basis
- Maintaining security and communication systems and record keeping
- Regularly interacting with owners to maintain direct communication and compliance with their needs
- Ensuring efficiency, harmony and high morale throughout the household
- Organising social and family events
- Caring for household’s guests and visitors
- Serving of wine and other drinks as well as meals
- Taking on duties of a valet if required

Skills and competencies
- Restaurant and/or cookery school trained
- Passion for food and cooking
- Ability to cook a wide range of dishes from a variety of cuisines
- High standard of cooking, including kitchen health and safety
- Be creative and innovative / have a superb eye for detail
- Able to work under pressure and be able to cope with last minute changes
- High attention to detail
- Maintain high standards of food hygiene / cleanliness in the kitchen
- Experience in household and property/project management and residential service
- Knowledge of etiquette and protocol
- Experience of formal service of fine wines and food
- Valeting skills
- Ability to anticipate others’ wishes and adapt accordingly
- Experience in delivery of a discreet, confidential and unobtrusive service
- Ability to travel with family
Hours
Monday to Friday, 08:00 – 19:00, with some flexibility (dinner parties etc)

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